Amber Heard settles defamation lawsuit with Johnny Depp for reported $1 million

amber heard plan to deal with ex-husband’s appeal Johnny Depp instead of suing it, according to Depp’s lawyers, as well as withdrawing an appeal she filed earlier this month.

The actor announced this “extremely difficult decision” in a long status line posted on his personal page. Instagram account on Monday morning. A Virginia jury formerly found guilty of defamation Depp in her Washington Post op-ed on domestic violence, awards But the pirate of the Caribbean compensation for damage of 10.35 million USD. But they ruled that Heard had also been defamed, awarding her $2 million in damages. Early November, Depp filed an appealclaims that the jury wrongly ruled in favor of his ex-wife by saying that one of his attorneys, Adam Waldman, defamed her when he told Daily mail that Heard’s abusive claims were a “hoax”. Depp stated in the filing that he was not liable for his attorney’s comments.

In her statement, Heard explained that although she has decided to settle this appeal, “This is not an act of concession. There are no restrictions or jokes on my voice going forward.” In a statement to NBC, Depp’s lawyers said they are “delighted to officially close this painful chapter for Mr. Depp, who has made clear throughout this process his intention to bring the truth to light. ” Heard noted that she also exhausted nearly all of her resources trying to fight this case. “It is important to me to say that I never chose this,” she wrote. “I have defended my truth and in doing so, my life as I know it has been ruined. The defamation I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the way women fall victim when they come forward.” She added that going through the whole ordeal has made her lose faith in the American legal system “where my unprotected testimony is fed to entertainment and social media.” .” She went on to compare her treatment in the US to how her testimony was received in Depp’s November 2020 defamation case in the UK against Sun on the store called him “the wife beater.” She writes that in the US, she feels like “popularity and power are more important than reason and due process,” adding, “I was faced with a kind of humiliation that I simply I can’t come back to life… I simply can’t go through it a third time.” The judge in the UK case ruled in favor of Sun, called the allegations against Depp “basically true.”

The aquatic The star shared: “Time is precious and I want to use my time effectively and with purpose. For many years, I was detained in an arduous and expensive legal process that proved unable to protect me and my freedom of expression. I can’t risk an impossible bill—one that’s not only financially but psychologically, physically, and emotionally. Women shouldn’t face abuse or bankruptcy for speaking their truth, but unfortunately, that’s not uncommon.” Heard concludes: “I will not be intimidated, discouraged or discouraged by what happened when I speak the truth. No one can and no one will take that from me. My voice will forever be the most valuable asset I have.”


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